The VRO had director/producer Marcos Siega on their show 5/22. The radio program has dedicated the month of May to the TV show. I was really excited! The following is a tweetscript of the interview. I tweeted things that I thought were of great interest to the fans. Check out the full interview here.
Marcos Siega's favorite episode to shoot was "Lost Girls"
They had a really hard time casting for the series, when they saw Nina she blew them away.
They needed guys that had chemistry and felt like they struck gold with Ian and Paul.
They were getting negative feedback from fans of the book as far as Ian not being the right Damon, Paul not being the right Stefan, and Nina not being Blonde.
They try to honor aspects of the books, but wanted the show to be it's own thing.
There's a great talent pool in ATL, but wanted to make sure they cast people that were best for the role.
"Kevin, Julie, and I would have a united front on decisions that were best for the show i.e. casting, equipment etc."
They couldn't clear some of the names from the books...so Kevin came up with names and changed them as they moved along.
Direction to Ian for Epi 19 "Miss Mystic Falls" was," when you're dancing, no goofing around, for the first time you're in love with someone. "
Hiatuses were scheduled from the beginning.
As producer he hired the directors, selected ones that were better than him. He wanted to protect the show.
Any time Nina had to be undressed was hard for him, because he thinks of her as a kid. He wanted 2 make sure they were comfortable.
He had a lot of fun with Paul and Ian. They goofed around a lot on set.
He did a little research on the color palette of Twilight. He wanted 2 do everything differently i.e. style, color etc.
Oh goodness @ErnestoRiley aka Matt Davis who plays Alaric just called in...this could get interesting.
"You need to censor yourself on twitter my friend!" He doesn't want Ernesto to be on TMZ. --Siega to Matt Davis
They're talking about Justin Bieber and Jedi training. Marcos was sitting next to Justin Bieber on a plane, he didn't know who he was until people started screaming! He asked the boy who looked like an 8 yr old what were they screaming for. The boy responds, "I'm Justin Bieber!" Marcos replies, "Justin who?"
Matt Davis has disconnected..interview continues
He's not returning for season 2 for personal reasons..he loves the show so much, but family comes first.
He did hire all the directors for next season of The Vampire Diaries and will direct episode 10 of season 2.
Kevin and Julie have a lot of ideas of where they want 2 go, everything that he has heard is spectacular.
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